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2NTony    Posted 05-05-2022 at 15:53:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • drag links stuck in sector, ideas?
  • I have a broken shifter cover, and it's replacement. Of course, the steering gear and upper housing must be removed first. All is well except, both drag links will not come out of the sector. I've done everything I can think of except "the heat wrench" and I really don't want to do that next to rubber grease cup on the tie rod end. Any ideas?
    Thanks, Tony

    2NTony    Posted 05-05-2022 at 17:51:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: drag links stuck in sector, ideas?
  • I got them off. A liberal dose of PB, 30 minutes, a pry bar and a BFH. Hey just a curiosity here. My January of 1944 2N had a cast-aluminum shifter cover. I thought those ended in the early 9N series. Oh well, it has I-Beam radius rods and a Massey Ferguson lift cover too. Who knows what stories could be told?


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 05-05-2022 at 22:43:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: drag links stuck in sector, ideas?
  • Glad you got it.
    So, you going to go partake of Oswego lake when it opens to the public?
    Wish I had a jet boat with a decent engine in it. Just to idle around the lake some early Saturday morning.
    I figure they will have a speed ordinance and I suspect that will give way quickly to a HP max on the lake. I find it hard to believe that LO would do away with all gas engines.
    Fun times.

    John in Mich    Posted 05-05-2022 at 17:37:25 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: drag links stuck in sector, ideas?
  • I use a pickle fork now. I used to loosen the nut and then lightly drive a steel wedge between the nut and the transmission case. Then, I used a 4 pound hammer to whack the sector arm just above the ball socket. Never failed.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 05-05-2022 at 17:14:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: drag links stuck in sector, ideas?
  • BFH at an angle.
    Pickle fork is another option but that might damage the boot.
    You could also try a large hammer held in place on one side of the sector while whacking the other side.

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